Maple Grove enters the week undefeated in Northwest Suburban Conference play, but the Crimson still have contests with league contenders Centennial and Blaine on the schedule. They also have a game with a pesky Spring Lake Park squad that has played well recently.
Emily Herdine has driven the Maple Grove offense of late. After not scoring in the first three games, she has 13 goals in Maple Grove's three games leading into this week.
Spring Lake Park looks be the thorn that will irritate the Crimson, and the Panthers (5-4, 4-4) possess an offense capable of pulling out an upset behind the play of senior attack Sam Hasbrouck, who has scored 28 goals in nine games.